Minnie and Winnie

Written By: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Copyright Unknown

Minnie and Winnie
Slept in a shell.
Sleep, little ladies!
And they slept well.

Pink was the shell within,
Silver without;
Sounds of the great sea
Wandered about.

Sleep, little ladies!
Wake not soon!
Echo on echo
Dies to the moon.

Two bright stars
Peeped into the shell.
"What are they dreaming of?
Who can tell?"

Startled a green linnet
Out of the croft;
Wake, little ladies!
The sun is aloft.